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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-ly 28, 2018 (Podcast & Playlist) – City Too Hot!

Greetings,

So hot I worry if my record bag might start to melt black wax from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives to KRCL. 5 mile trip.

Utah 4 seasons, late July it’s too sunny and too hot. Too hot to even want to blog.

bless, Bobbylon

  • Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 28, 2018 Annotated Playlist: 47 sec.

Set 1

  • Cornell Campbell – Have Mercy Oh Jah; Stalowatt (Third World) ’76 UK vinyl
  • Creation Rebel & New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (ON U Sound) ’81 UK white vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Jimmy Riley – It’s Too Hot; Magic (Omar) ’84
  • Sonya Spence – Peace & Love; In the Dark (Skynote)
  • Alpha Blondy & the Solar System – Mystic Night Move; Masada (World Enterprise) ’92 Ivory Coast tribute to Bob Marley
  • Inner Circle – Mary, Mary; Best of (Island) ’79 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcements
  • Winston Fergus – Praise Him; 10″ (Dubwise) ’98 UK

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Can’t Stop Them Now (Real Situation); Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95: 50 Bob songs for his 50th Birthday
  • Upsetters – My Girl; Africa’s Blood (Trojan) ’71 Smokey Robinson cover
  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow; See Mi Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 Germ. female singjay & male toaster
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – City Too Hot; 12″ (Upsetter) ’77 UK

Set 3:

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – I Love Me Mudder (poem); Riot in Progress; 7″ picture EP of poems (Workers Playtime) ’82 UK
  • Aswad – Can’t Stand the Pressure; Aswad (Mango) ’76 UK
  • Sheryl Ralph w/ Cedella & Sharon Marley – I’m Hurtin’ Inside; Mighty Quinn (A & M) ’89 Soundtrack to Denzel Washington movie
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson & the Dub Band – Sonny’s Lettah + Iron Bar Dub; Independent Intavenshan (Island Jamaica) ’78 best of UK dub poet
  • Dub Specialist – Starring Dub; DUB (Heartbeat/Studio One) Dub Album of the Hour
Dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah with his mudder, Valerie

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Jam + Legalize It; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 dubble disk vinyl – Live at the Roxy, LA

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Wailing Wailers – What’s New Pussycat?; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’66 JA Tom Jones cover

<Reggae does pop: Marley vs. Tom Jones, WTF? 66 sec.>

  • Jah Woosh – Penetrate the Works of Jah; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK
  • Leroy Smart – Strictly Sensi; Live Up Roots Children (Striker Lee) ’85

<No bush herb. Only in the chalwa!18 sec. >

  • Lillian Allen – Why? – Dub Version poem + Freedom is Azania (South Africa Must Be Free); Conditions Critical (Redwood) ’87 Toronto dub poet
  • Akimbo – Kalimba 2; So Long Trouble (Forward Sounds) ‘8 UK instrumental
Bob Marley covers Tom Jones. Not a good idea.

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; 7″ (Tuff Gong) ’74 JA – can’t kill Jah

<Jah Live single and the death of HIM; 2 min. 3 sec.>

<Ethiopian Communists take over in ’74>

  • Steel Pulse – Handsworth Revolution; Reggae Sunsplash ’81: Tribute to Bob Marley (Elektra) ’81 JA
  • Aisha – Good Ambition; There Is More to Life (Ariwa) ’95
  • Papa Face & Red Man – Dance Pon the Corner; 10″ (Top Notch) ’82 UK toasters
  • Black Uhuru/Sly & Robbie – Big Spliff; Dub Factor (Mango) ’83 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox of 45’s

  • Bruce Ruffin – Ooh Child; 7″ (Beverley’s) ’71 Five Stairsteps cover
  • Paul Davidson – Midnight Rider; 7″ (Hometown) ’74 Gregg Allman cover
  • King Burnett – Babylon a Fall; 7″ (Justice League) ’74 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Cedella Booker – Daddy’s Mommy; 7″ (Ghetto Youths) ’96 picture sleeve

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Noiseshaper fear. Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting; Rough Out There (Echo Beach) 2005 Austria Mutant Dub Set – cover of classic
  • Dubcheck – Duppy Train; Down Memory Lane (Unitone World) 2001
  • Tena Stelin – Mother’s Song; 10″ (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK militant steppers
  • Natacha Atlas – Yalla Chant; Diaspora (Nation) ’95 Dub Arabic chanteuse

  • Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): May 21, 2016 – Memorial Weekend Roots Soundtrack!

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Greetings,

Cratediggers weekend! Enjoy last Week’s show. Nuff vinyl in all styles and fashion. Wailers Family Tree. Mutant Dub. Best of Smile Jamaica – Year 1 (1989-90.

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Annotated Playlist – May 21, 2016; 68 sec.

Set 1:

  • Sidney Jackson – Hit Me With Music; Hit Me With Music (Trojan) ’74 UK vinyl
  • Dub Specialist – Sitting With Stupid; Juck’s Incorporated (Studio One) ’76 JA vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Kingman + Jonah feat. Claudious Linton – So Wrapped Up; Sign Time (Sun King) 2008
  • Zema – Praise B4 Battle; Look at the Heart (Melchizedek) ’99 So Cal female singer
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant feat. Sylford Walker – Hard Times; Shake Up the Place (ROIR) 2011 Upstate NY
  • Revolutionaries – PLA; Hitbound Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) ’76 dub. People’s Liberation Army (Communist China)

<Tributes to 70’s revolutionary movements – The Revolutionaries (Sly & Robbie); 22 sec.>

  • Tapper Zukie – Chalice to Chalice; MPLA (Virgin Front Line) ’78 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Jamaican saying: I came to drink milk, not count cow; 14 sec.>

  • Aquizm & Mad Professor – Kunta Kinte; 10” (Ariwa) 2008 UK instrumental over Creole’s “Beware”

<Alex Haley’s Roots = Kunta Kinte; 20 sec.>

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Kunta Kinte = Alex Haley’s Roots

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) ’76: single livicated to HIM

<HIM overthrown by Ethiopian Communists – Jah Live; 55 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Soul Rebel; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’81 Marley cover
  • Peter Tosh – Lessons In My Life; No Nuclear War (EMI America) ‘87
  • Sister Carol & Junior Jazz – 70 Sup’m Pieces of Bob; Direct Hit: Live (Catapult) 2001: tribute to Bob Marley
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Picture sleeve from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 3:

  • Martha Velez – Bend Down Low; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76: Bob produced/Wailers on the riddim/Scratch engineer

<Roots Dawta – Martha Velez; 25 sec.>

<More Velez; 29 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Collie Weed; Dancehall Explosion (Trojan) ’79 herbtune
  • Barry Brown – Forward On; Far East (Hitbound) ‘81
  • 4th Street Orchestra – Dubber; 10” (Rama) ’77 UK: Dennis Bovell dub to Beatles’ And I Love Her
  • Aston Familyman Barrett – Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour
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Broadway singer Martha Velez

Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • Aswad – Down the Line; Not Satisfied (Columbia) ’82 herbtune: 
  • Dennis Brown – Get Up; Love Has Found Its Way (A & M) ‘82
  • IJahman Levi – Moulding; Strictly For Rockers (Mang) ’85 comp.
  • Faybienne – Fire; Roots Daughters (Ariwa) ’88: Mad Professor prod’n, female vox
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Dennis Brown – The Crown Prince of Reggae

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – My Ambition; At Studio One (Studio One) ’80 JA
  • Niney – My Spliff; Nuclear Jammin’ (Voiceprint) ’86 herbtune, Chicago

<Niney the Observer, producer; 13 sec.>

  • New Age Steppers feat. Bim Sherman – Memories; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’83 UK mutant dub/Adrian Sherwood
  • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; King Pharaoh (Blue Moon) ’84 UK toasting over Leroy Smart’s version of Bob Marley’s Waiting in Vain
  • Al Campbell – Children of the Ghetto + Ghetto Dub; Showcase (DEB) ’78 UK
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Niney the Observer: lost a finger working the docks

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM 7″ vinyl; 9sec.

  • Debra Keese & the Black Five – Travelling; 7” (Orchid) Lee Perry/Black Ark
  • Colour Red – Christ Is Black; 7” (1st Rasta) 2000
  • Junior Byles & Glen Ricks – I & I; 7” (Triple RRR)  ‘99
  • Jim Brown – Calypso, Calypso; 7” (Studio One) dj to Slim Smith’s I’ll Never Let You Go
  • Charley Ace – Country Boy; 7” (Impact!) ‘73

<Labrish – gossip in Jamaica; 17 sec.>

  • Tassilli Players – Interstellar Overdub; Outer Space (Universal Egg) ’95 UK (mutant) Dub Album of the Hour

<Tassilli – cave painting in Algeria – Ancient Aliens>

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Tassilli Algeria

Set 7:

  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; 12” (Holt) ’83 herbtune

<Look in your rearview mirror!; 13 sec.>

<Best siren in Reggae>

  • Black Uhuru – Spongi Reggae (Disco Mix); Red (Deluxe Edition) ‘81

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

<What is Mutant Dub?; 17 sec.>

  • WordSound I Powa – Wickedness Increase; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 Mutant Dub Set – Brooklyn dubbers
  • Kaleidoscope – Deep Water Black; More Bass than Bass (Dubmission) 2000
  • Dubadelic – Sirius Bass; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ’98 NY
  • Thievery Corporation – Culture of Fear; Culture of Dear (ESL) 2011 DC dubbers
  • Shadow Army – Thought Is Boss; Destroy Babylon (ADD) 2008
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Conspiracy theory dub?

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 11, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): 27 Year Anniversary of Reggae Radio!

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Celebrating 27 Years of Reggae Radio! Give thanks!

Greetings,

Spring 1988. Salt Lake City/University of Utah Campus. Reagan’s last year in the White House; 21 sec.

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Ronald Wilson Reagan – 666. Did fund the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives via Student Loans and Pell Grants. Give thanx! Ronnie Raygun. Believed in UFO’s too

Celebrating 27 years of Reggae Radio. My roommate and I were in The Pie (University of Utah campus) listening to Community Station KRCL. They were looking for early morning hosts. Him and I went to the new volunteer meeting. He wanted to do College Rock. They had enough of that. I was interested in doing Reggae.

 I had been a volunteer at the Univ. of Utah’s K-UTE “radio” station that only broadcast in the Student Union. Called my show Positive Vibrations after the Marley tune. But that wasn’t real radio. But gave me the idea Terrestrial Radio was something I wanted to do.

If I could commit to 3-6 AM, I could do a Reggae Show. Late Spring of ’88 radio training. 4th of July weekend: The debut of 3 O’Clock Road Block: Graveyard Roots Reggae Ska and African music. During the coldest winter in Decades. Praise Jah for AAA!

<1988 Alaska Clipper Winter; 34 sec.>

I was cratedigging in Montana during the actual 27 year date and the July 11 show was to commemorate that legacy. 43 sec.

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Tunis, Montana – Suburb of Fort Benton
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Paid my dues early Mornings: 3 O’Clock Roadblock: Monday 3-6AM. KRCL 90.9FM July 1988-Aug. 1989

<Montana Roadtrip – Climate Report; 47 sec.>

bless, robt

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Founded 1846. The Birthplace of I ‘n’ I: The Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

SMILE JAMAICA ARK-IVES: JULY 11, 2015 PLAYLIST:

27 Year Anniversary: Best of the 70’s: Polyester nah jester! 15 sec.

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The 70’s – Roots Reggae highpoint showcased on Smile Jamaica for two and a half decades plus

Set 1:

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble Reggae vol. 1 (CSA) ’83 UK
  • Scientist – King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Week

<First Dub Album added to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 1987; 12 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ’76; you cyaan kill God!

<Jah Live – Bob’s comments on Selassie’s overthrow, 1974; 54 sec.>

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The Dergue: Ethiopian Communists overthrow His Imperial Majesty, 1974.
  • Burning Spear – Door Peep Shall Not Enter; Presenting Burning Spear (Studio One) ‘70
  • Errol Dunkley – You’re Gonna Need Me; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; 12” (Shanachie) ’81 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Smokey, Herbie and Milla (as in Sensimilla) learn about the Seven Leaf; 18 sec.>

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So Bob Say!

Set 2:

  • Joe Higgs – There’s a Reward; Life of Contradiction (Micron/Pressure Sounds) ‘75
  • Judy Mowatt – Black Woman; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark

Set 3;

  • Peter Tosh – Till Your Well Runs Dry; Legalize It (Columbia) ’76 William Bell soul cover

<William Bell Stax soul. Tosh cover; 25 sec.>

  • Mighty Diamonds – You are Just a Song; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77 UK; Allen Toussaint prod’n
  • Third World – Human Marketplace; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ‘77

<The Human Marketplace – Slavery & the Middle Passage’ 73 sec.>

  • U Roy – Control Tower; Rasta Ambassador (Virgin Front Line) ’77 over Gladiators vox
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The Middle Passage. Prince Far I – We were packed like sardines inna tin
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Prince Far I: When the boat overload, they throw some of us overboard

Set 4:

  • Naggo Morris – Killer Flour; Clocktower Classics vol. 1 (Abraham) ’75; poison flour

<True story in Jamaica: Flour kill the uncle, flour kill the granny;  35 sec.>

  • Max Romeo – Uptown Babies Don’t Cry (Mango) ‘76
  • Junior Byles – Fade Away; Channel One: Hitbound – The Revolutionary Sound (Heartbeat) ‘75
  • Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
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Poison flour: The fritters are kinda bitter!

Set 5:

  • Bunny Wailer – This Train; Blackheart Man (Mango) ’76; Woody Guthrie Bound to Glory cover
  • The Pioneers – Chucky; From the Beginning (Jet Star) 1969-1976
  • Yabby You – Deliver Me From My Enemies; Deliver Me From My Enemies (Blood and Fire) ‘77

<When the 2 Sevens Clashed: July 7, 1977. Rasta Armageddon; 20 sec.>

  • I Roy – Heart of a Lion; Heart of a Lion (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
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This train is bound to glory!

Set 6:

  • Dennis Brown – Words of Wisdom; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Keith Hudson – Rasta Country; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ’78; great Hawaiian guitar
  • Itals – I See a Sign; Early Recordings (Nighthawk) 1971-1979
  • George Faith – I’ve Got the Groove; To Be a Lover (Mango) ‘77
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Features killer Hawaiian guitar

Set 7:

  • Chris Hinze feat. Peter Tosh – Silver & Gold; Kings of Reggae (Pop Eye; Dutch flautist does Jamaica ‘80

<Dutch flautist inna Jamaica; 44 sec.>

  • Prince Far I feat. Joseph Hill of Culture – Message From a King; Message From a King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Wailing Souls – Jah Give Us Life; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ‘78

<First song I played after six weeks off Smile Jamaica for blood infection, Dec. 2012. Give thanx! 18 sec.>

  • Bim Sherman – Someday; Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy and U Black (Original) ‘79

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Set 8:

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Sonny’s Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem); Forces of Victory (Mango) ‘79

<Sus law for “vagrancy” in UK; 35 sec.>

  • Ken Booth (sic) & the Iranian Students – Peace Time/Khomeini Skank; Jack Ruby Hi-Fi (Clappers) ‘79
  • Black Uhuru – Shine Eye Gal; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Heartbeat) ‘80; 35 sec.
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Every week I would lead off with Black Uhuru at 3am Mondays on 3 o’clock Roadblock

Words of Wisdom: 24 sec.

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 20, 2014 (Stream + Playlist); 25 Year Anniversary: Vinyl is Vital Edition

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Happy Anniversary to I ‘n’ I. 25 Years of Smile Jamaica Reggae Radio

<Smile Jamaica Radio Autobiography; 73 sec.>

Jump  straight to the Sept. 20th 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: 33 songs for 25 Years.

Or read the story and look below for the Annotated Playlist

Greetings,

Aww, strolling down memory lane. 25 years every Saturday on Smile JamaicaAs the Ark-Ive grows, it just takes too long to cull from A to Z. All the Vinyl especially. I just reminisce too much on each album. Where I bought it, why I bought it. Are there herb tunes or Marley covers I forgot about? Halloween ditties or other oddities….and on and on and on.

So my methodology was to try my best to re-create a potential first episode. (I actually debuted first Saturday of KRCL’s Fall Radiothon). So I knew I would have to have a representative from at least a dozen or so of my original favorite artists….all on Black Wax. 50 Records where I get to juggle, consistently from show to show, between 32-35 selections over 3 hours.

I knew I had to feature these artists:

  1. Bob Marley
  2. Don Carlos
  3. Jimmy Cliff
  4. Burning Spear
  5. Lee Perry’s brooding Black Ark sound
  6. Roots Dawtas
  7. Seven Leaf
  8. UK artists
  9. Adrian Sherwood’s Mutant Dub ON U Sound label
  10. The Clash – discovered Reggae via UK punkers before Marley, Tosh and Bunny
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Everyone on the floor of my dorm at the U of U got to “enjoy” this album. Perhaps my all time favorite?

Plus songs that I absolutely loved in the 1986-1988 Era:

  • Culture – Calling Rastafari
  • UB40 female toaster V’s Version from the rare dubble disk UK version pared down to a single in the US – Baggariddim
  • Big Youth – Get On Up. Hardcore Reggae disco funk
  • Sister Frica – One in the Spirit: From Methodist Sunday School to Pablo’s “Far East” Jamaican sound
  • Arthur Louis – beautiful version with Eric Clapton of Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Below is the Annotated Playlist: Reggae History Lessons, Soundbites, Playlist, photos and captions.

On this Playlist, I search deep in my LONG term memory to try and remember where I would have purchased these Black Wax Vinyls; 1986-1988. Most of  these Record Stores are gone now, but back in the day it was a Vinyl Paradise. Lps were cheap to make way for these new gizmos called CDs.

Thanks for being a part of 25 years listening to Smile Jamaica. Forward ever, backwards never!

bless, robt

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25 Years of the Red Gold and Green. Give Thanx!

Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 20, 2014

Set 1: 25 Year All Vinyl Is Vital Showcase

  • Black Uhuru – Party Next Door; Anthem (Mango) ’84 US (Smokey’s Records, SLC)
  • Bullwackies All Stars – Recording Connection; Black World (Wackies) ’79 Dub Album of the Week; NYC
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ’82 US (Cosmic Aeroplane, SLC); single recorded 1976

<Reggae History Lesson: Bob Marley: You cyaan (can’t) kill God! 25 sec.>

  • Rita Marley – Beauty of God’s Plan; Rita Marley (Trident) ’81 UK (Streetlight Records, SF)
  • Culture – Calling Rastafari; Calling Rastafari (Nighthawk)  ’82 Various Artist St. Louis, Jah-ssouri (Randy’s Records, SLC)

<Reggae History Lesson: US Record Labels slinging Reggae; 30 sec.>

  • Black Slate – Legalize Collie Herb + Legal Dub; Rasta Festival (Alligator) UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; ’81 Jah-cago blues label (Rasputin Records, Berkeley)
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T Shirt from Year 1 of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive (circa 1988). 1976 single written after Haile Selassie was overthrown as Emperor of Ethiopia and imprisoned by the Dergue (Ethiopian Communists)

Set 2:

  • Desmond Dekker – Big Headed; Compass Point (Stiff) ’81 UK (Streetlight Records, SF)
  • Junior Byles – Cally Weed; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 herb tune; St. Louis, Jah-ssouri (label promo)
  • The Selecter – Bristol and Miami; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis)  ’81 2 Tone Brit Ska; about riots in UK and FL (Mad Platter Records, SLC)
  • Don Carlos – Living in Harmony; Prophecy (Blue Moon/Magnum)  ’85 UK (RAS mail order, DC)
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Ferguson 2014. Miami 1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 3:

  • The Congos – Children Crying; Heart of the Congos (Congo Ashanty)  ’77 JA; Lee Perry/Black Ark/Upsetters (RAS mail order)
  • Big Youth – Get On Up; Rock Holy (Negusa Negast) ’80 JA (RAS mail order)
  • Burning Spear – Jah a Guh Raid; Hail H.I.M. (Burning Spear) ’80 JA (Rutabaga Records, SLC)
  • Sister Frica – One in the Spirit; Rockers All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’83 A. Pablo prod’n; Sunday School Hymn (label promo)
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While my Dad was on the City Council. Methodist Sunday School hymn

Set 4:

  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Stern’s) ’86 UK; Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa (RAS mail order)
  • Desi Roots – Weedfields; Doing it Right (Hawkeye) ’80 UK; herb tune (Esoteric Records, Sacramento)
  • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; King Pharoah (Blue Moon/Magnum) ‘84 UK; Marley Waiting in Vain –  Johnny Clarke (Greensleeves mail order, UK)
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One of hundreds of gems my Smile Jamaica predecessor, John “Rutabaga” Resse, turned me on to circa 1987-88

Set 5:

  • Arthur Louis – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door; This is Reggae Music vol. 2 (Island) ’75 US Bob Dylan cover (Smokey’s Records, SLC)

<Arthur Louis and Eric Clapton cover Dylan; 32 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Reggae’s love of AM pop and black soul; 23 sec.>

  • Jimmy Cliff – Keep Your Eyes on the Sparrow; Best of Jimmy Cliff (Island) ’75 Jah-taly; folk ballad (Half Price Records, Berkeley)
  • UB40 & Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (Virgin) ‘85 dubble disk. Update of Boy Friday rock steady classic (Randy’s Records, SLC)
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Perhaps the best Zimmy cover of this out of hundreds. Eric Clapton on guitar

Set 6:

  • Ruffy & Tuffy – Third World War; Climax (Black Star) ‘88 Finland (Tower Records, SF)

<World War III as predicted by Nelstradamus last Feb. during Ukraine Coup; 16 sec.>

<Cold War II, Electric Boogaloo: Obama v. Putin; 20 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Legalise the National Herb; Hi-Yo, Silver, Away! (Greensleeves) ’82 UK herb tune (Tower Records, Las Vegas)
  • Leroy Smart – Rock and Come On; On Top (Micron) ’82 Can. (RAS mail order)
  • Full Experience feat. Aura – Young, Gifted and Broke; Aura Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry at Black Ark Studios  (Blue Moon) Fr. Nina Simone cover; Black Ark w female vox (RAS mail order)
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Cold War II – Proof that the sequel is never as good as the original

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 7:

  • Casselberry & DuPree – Coming in From the Cold; City Down (Icebergg); ’86 Jah-waukee Marley cover (label promo)
  • The Clash feat. Mikey Dread – Bankrobber/Robber dub; Black Market Clash (NuDisk) 10” US (Randy’s Records)
  • Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldering; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ’88 UK; Bunny Lee comp (Smokey’s Records)

<Smile Jamaica Reggae Lexicon: Soldering or Welding; 10 sec.>

  • Flick Wilson – Slave Master; School Days (Jah Life) ’80 JA (The Beat, Sacramento, CA)
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10″ Vinyl picture sleeve Nu Disk. One of the very first additions to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Randy’s Records, Salt Lake City; Oct. 1986

Set 8: Mutant Dub Adrian Sherwood set

  • Bim Sherman – Mighty Ruler; Dancer (Century) ’84 UK (Rough Trade, SF)
  • Akabu – Time; Akabu (Viva)  ’89 UK female roots group (Rough Trade, SF)
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’89 Fr (ON U Sound mail order, UK).
  • Singers & Players feat. Mikey Dread – School Days; Staggering Heights (ON U Sound) ’83 UK (Rough Trade, SF)
  • New Age Steppers – Stabilizer; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ‘82 (ON U Sound mail order)
  • African Head Charge – Stebeni’s Theme; My Life in a Hole in the Ground (ON U Sound) ’81 African w/ female vox (Cosmic Aeroplane, SLC) 
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Rutabaga Reese turned me on to Adrian Sherwood and the ON U Sound Mutant Dub Massive. Circa 1987